Private luxury tours in Laos

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Luxury Laos Tours

Highlights of Laos
(6 Days)
Vientiane, Luang Prabang

Best of Luang Prabang
(5 Days)
Luang Prabang

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Vietnam & Laos
(11 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang

Highlights of Thailand & Laos
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

Journey Through Indochina
(14 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap

Journey Through Southeast Asia
(23 days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

Highlights of Vietnam & Laos

(11 days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang

This tour combines two of Indochina's most popular destinations: a comprehensive tour of Vietnam, plus a few fascinating days in Luang Prabang, Laos.
 
Begin in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam's most dynamic city. With an expert private guide and driver, learn about the city's history while touring French colonial-era landmarks, as well as the mid-century Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Visit interesting neighborhoods like Cholon (Saigon's Chinatown) and explore busy markets and temples. Perhaps stop for a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee, or snack on a typical Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwich). If desired, browse the boutiques of Vietnamese designers and renowned art galleries and museums. Alternatively, take an excursion into the countryside to tour the Cu Chi Tunnels. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional activities such as river boat rides, meeting with historians, visits to private homes, private musical performances, philanthropic activities, art and design touring, an excursion to the Mekong Delta, private cooking classes and tasting tours, and more.
 
Next, travel to Hoi An, an atmospheric port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at a luxury beachfront resort, and experience the best of this centuries-old town during private touring. Visit the vibrant morning market, where stalls are piled high with fresh fish and produce. Explore the colorful backstreets, and tour well-preserved historic homes, temples, the Japanese Covered Bridge and other interesting attractions. Perhaps visit a local tailor for custom-made silk clothing, a Hoi An specialty, and enjoy a boat ride on the river. Also visit the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture, as well as the Marble Mountains, which contain Buddhist cave temples. Upon request, we can arrange additional activities in and near Hoi An, such as visits to local villages, cooking lessons and farm visits, an excursion to the Cham ruins in My Son, biking through the countryside, or a silk lantern-making lesson at a Confucian temple. There will also be time to relax and enjoy your resort's beautiful architecture, spa and beach.
 
Continue to Hanoi, Vietnam's fascinating capital and intellectual center. During private touring, visit the city's most important historical attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the House on Stilts and Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Take an in-depth tour of Hanoi's incredible Old Quarter, where each street was historically dedicated to a specific trade or material, such as bamboo, silk and lacquer. While touring the narrow streets, learn about the history of the Old Quarter and its traditional architecture, and see how it has transformed into a fashionable district with cafes, art galleries and boutiques featuring the finest Vietnamese design and style. Explore Hoan Kiem Lake and leafy backstreets lined with beautiful French colonial-era buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. If desired, also visit Hanoi's top museums, such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. One day, meet a culinary expert to tour one of Hanoi's excellent markets and sample local street food specialties like bun cha (barbecued pork with noodles) and pho cuon (fresh herb and beef rolls). Also attend a performance of Hanoi's renowned water puppet show, or attend a performance at the landmark Hanoi Opera House.
 
The tour concludes in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town along the Mekong River in northern Laos. With your own expert guide and driver, experience the best of the town and surrounding region. Explore streets lined with a unique blend of traditional Lao and French-colonial architecture. Visit cultural attractions, including museums and important temples. Learn about Buddhism and its central role in Lao culture and society. Explore markets, visit hill tribe villages, meet silk weavers and contemporary textile designers, and take a memorable cruise on the Mekong, visiting craft villages and a cave filled with Buddhist statues.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Saigon, Vietnam
Fast-track assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Saigon
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Saigon – Hoi An
Private transfer airport for flight to Danang. Private arrival transfer to Hoi An resort for 2 nights
Day 4 Hoi An
Morning private tour
Day 5 Hoi An – Hanoi
Private transfer to Danang airport for flight to Hanoi. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 6 Hanoi
Full-day private city tour. Evening water puppet or opera house performance
Day 7 Hanoi
Morning private market tour and cooking lesson
Day 8 Hanoi – Luang Prabang, Laos
Private transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private dinner and traditional welcome ceremony
Day 9 Luang Prabang
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Half-day private city tour
Day 10 Luang Prabang
Morning private cruise to villages and Buddhist caves
Day 11 Depart Luang Prabang
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Saigon: Park Hyatt Saigon
Hoi An: The Nam Hai
Hanoi: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Luang Prabang: Amantaka

Cost
$8,180 Per person (double occupancy)